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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to stay with some caveats. We stayed in a 1 bedroom unit in building J at the end of August. This resort seems to have many older, retired visitors, although we saw visitors of all ages throughout our stay. Pros: -Centrally located resort for easy access to entire island. 1-1.5hr max to either end of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pono Kai Resort was great. The check in and out process was great. The staff were friendly and informative. The one bedroom unit we had was clean and comfortable. The pool and barbecue areas were great. The location for walks on the beach path and being near town is plus. Morning walks on the path were great. Also nice... More

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Marysville, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relative who found this availability on internet didn't realize this was a privately owned unit rather than "time share". Desk folks weren't very helpful since it wasn't booked through them. The furnishings were tasteful; a lovely unit per se. It was immediately obvious that "problems" such as broken closet door were not taken care of by whomever. The price per... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review and glad to hear that you found the condo and grounds very nice. You are correct that a majority of the condos at the Pono Kai are timeshares managed through the front desk. Some privately owned condos are rented out by owners or management companies like ours. I am not sure if you stayed in one... More

Chicago Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a beachfront unit. The unit was superbly appointed. Everything we needed, and more, was available. Your heart will skip a beat every morning when you wake up to the sound of gentle waves and the sight of the ocean right outside your unit. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The only issue we had at... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed at one of the condos our condo rental agency manages, but glad to hear that you enjoyed the grounds, nearby restaurants, and overall Kapaa location. It is really a fun town located in a nice central location along the eastern coastline. We hope to... More

Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I, enjoyed ourselfs for 5 nights at this resort, but we noticed it is older and outdated it needs some remolding, the room was huge and spacious. we had fun playing tennis, basketball, mini golf and swimming. The staff were very nice and helpful. The resort is close to everything you need within walking distance. The beach... More

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Antioch, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband I chose to stay at the Pono Kai beginning on August 17th-24th for our honeymoon and were completely disappointed. Although we had a beach view (only positive), the grounds were very underwhelming. It certainly didn't feel like a resort. The rooms were dated and dingy. Our AC unit was clogged and didn’t cool. We called maintenance who came... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Aloha, Sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the Pono Kai Resort. Our vacation rental company manages some condos there, but I don’t believe you stayed in one of the condos we manage. It sounds like most of your issues were with the specific room (A/C, mattress, carpet, etc.). For future stays, if you are not pleased with your... More

West bend
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had two rooms, ocean front was amazing. Beautiful views with small beach area. Unit was clean and well maintained. Would have been perfect if it had central air. Only had a room air conditioner in the living room. Had a ceiling fan in bedroom which was fairly comfortable but none of the beachwear dried because of humidity. They do... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but glad you enjoyed the grounds and location. Many guests comment on the central location of this property on the island, which allows for easy access to explore the whole island! Mahalo, Keith... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Booked this on last minute through my Global Discovery Vacation club and could not have been more pleased. The unit was perfect overlooking the ocean giving me a fabulous view from my balcony. Enjoyed every sunrise. The 2 bdr unit in E bldg was spacious and clean. The grounds were very well maintained as well as the pool/jacuzzi. Location was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Staff was so help full. Room was very clean and stocked with cooking supplies all we had to do was buy food. Very lovely view of the ocean and they have a very nice path to walk and see everything. We were able to book all of our actives through staff. Perfect location shops and great restaurants in walking distance.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at Pono Kai Resort through our RCI timeshare. We stayed there for a week before heading to Honolulu. The staff, especially the concierge were HELPFUL we did all of our activities through them and enjoyed every single one. We stayed in the building closest to the street which was fine. Noise was not an issue at all. The... More

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Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa

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